May 23, 2009
Review: Mating Rituals of the North American WASP by Laura Lipton
I just finished reading Mating Rituals of the North American Wasp. This book reminded me of the movie "What Happens In Vegas". The main character's Peggy and Luke wake up one morning and realize that they married while drunk in Vegas. Peggy is the owner of a New York boutique and Luke is a Sedgwick, which means a huge house and land have fallen into his lap. It's not as glamorous as it sounds. The house Luke and his Great Aunt Abby inhabit is falling apart and Luke wants no part of his heritage. Abby desperately wants to see Luke married to carry on the Sedgwick legacy. After much consideration and Abby's offer to let Luke sell the house if he and Peggy stay married for one year, they decide to stay married and get an annulment when the time comes, splitting the money from the sale of the Sedgwick home. Peggy is happy about this deal because the rent on the shop that she co-owns with her best friend Bex, is doubling. Seems like a win win situation. In the midst of this situation Peggy's boyfriend of seven years, Brock, finally pops the question. Will Peggy take the road she's always seen for herself, building a life with Brock? Or will this business arrangement of a marriage prove to be true love?
I enjoyed this book even if it was predictable. What can I say? I'm a sucker for romantic comedies.
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Thank you to Miriam at Hachette for sending me this book to review.